The program information below was valid for the fall 2016 term (September 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016). This is the archived version; the most up-to-date program information is available through the current Graduate Studies Academic Calendar.

The Graduate Studies Academic Calendar is updated 3 times per year, at the start of each academic term (January 1, May 1, September 1). Graduate Studies Academic Calendars from previous terms can be found in the archives.

  • Delivery mode 
    • On-campus
  • Program type 
    • Diploma
  • Study option(s) 
  • Minimum requirements 
    • The GDip in Sustainable Energy is earned in conjunction with the Master of Engineering (MEng) in Electrical and Computer Engineering program.

    Coursework option:

  • Courses 
    • Students will be exposed to different aspects of sustainable energy sources including the theory of operation and analysis of wind turbines, fuel cells and photovoltaic. Interfacing these energy sources with the electric utility grid and their effects on electricity market pricing will be addressed.
    • To receive the GDip in Sustainable Energy, students must successfully complete 2 compulsory courses and 3 elective courses.
      • Compulsory courses:
        • ECE 663 Energy Processing
        • ECE 668 Distribution Systems Engineering
      • Elective courses (choose 3 from the following list): Note: not all elective courses may be offered each year.
        • ECE 632 Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
        • ECE 661 HVDC and FACTS
        • ECE 662 Power System Analysis and Control
        • ECE 664 Power System Components and Modelling
        • ECE 665 High Voltage Engineering Applications
        • ECE 666 Power System Operation
        • ECE 667 Sustainable Distributed Power Generation
        • ECE 669 Dielectric Materials
        • ECE 768 Power System Quality
    • Note: Electrical and Computer Engineering MEng requirements allow for only 3 courses to be taken outside the Department.
  • Link(s) to courses